Skip to comments.Immigration Theater
Posted on 05/24/2008 3:40:59 PM PDT by shrinkermd
Federal immigration officials raided an Iowa meatpacking plant this month... Nearly 400 of the plant's 900 employees were arrested on immigration charges. Do you feel safer?
Ever since immigration reform died in Congress last year, the Bush Administration has made a show of stepping up enforcement. But do homeland security officials really have nothing better to do than raid businesses that hire willing workers especially in states like Iowa, where the jobless rate is 3.5%? These immigrants are obviously responding to a labor shortage for certain jobs. Giving them a legal way to enter the country would free up homeland security money and manpower to focus on real threats.
Meanwhile, back in Washington, lawmakers continue to ignore this economic reality and pretend that illegal immigration is nothing more than a law enforcement issue. The good news is that their latest attempt to turn employers into immigration police appears to have stalled.
The Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act (SAVE) was introduced by Heath Shuler, a North Carolina Democrat. The bill does nothing to increase legal immigration, which is the only realistic way to decrease illegal immigration. Instead, it throws more money at a mandatory employment verification system (E-Verify) for the nation's six million employers.
The Democrats never intended to pass the measure, mind you. While collecting co-sponsors, Mr. Shuler assured Democrats there would be no action this year.
Rahm Emanuel, the Blue Dog patron in the House leadership, told reporters that a recent Congressional Budget Office report had given him pause. The CBO estimated SAVE would cost more that $30 billion in lost tax revenues and spending because it would increase the number of employers and workers who resort to the black market outside of the tax system.
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It's enough to make me want to throw up when I realize we're going to have "comprehensive immigration reform" whether it's good for the country or not.
WSJ = Wage Suppression Journal
All Pool Boyz to dress in prison orange. It goes with my inflatable ducky... :)
You big nut. ROTFLMAO! Geesh, too funny.
I needed a good laugh.
I am reaffirmed on a regular basis that my cancellation of my WSJ subscription was a good move..
No, this is an important job and someone competent should really be doing the job of enforcement, not an incompetent fool like certioff.
Giving them a legal way to enter the country
They already have “a legal way to enter the country”
It’s called IMMIGRATION..
Wadid I win ???????????
and Obama is going to continue to build the fence and stop the amnesty train.....not
Looks like that is what you want since there are two candidates.
Since some folks didn’t want the true fighter against illegals, Hunter we have two choices.
Third party always brings in the democrat, only Obama will be the second term of Carter only worse.
They already have a legal way to enter the country
Its called IMMIGRATION...
I honestly can't decide which of the two is the more hysterically falling-down funny, ultimately: the fact that they genuinely seem to believe that we actually don't KNOW that... or the pinched, patrician, put-upon air paid amnesty shills unfailingly affect, while laboriously attempting to "teach" us otherwise. ;)
Why waste even a moment of my time on anyone openly admitting to reading for comprehension so spectacularly poorly, then?
> These immigrants are obviously responding to a labor shortage for certain jobs.<
That’s where I stopped reading.
The elites at the WSJ don’t want to lose their nannies, landscapers, and pool boys. And they certainly don’t want to see employers fined or jailed for employing illegals, which would solve the problem.
Isn't this precisely the same rationale liberals have been providing for over four decades now, re: "economically distressed urban youth" and drug pushing...? ;)
It doesn’t matter whether the workers are “willing”, what matters is that they are “illegal”. What is it about identity theft (and other crimes) that the WSJ doesn’t understand???
Hi TN, I have to laugh at the folks who didn’t want to support Duncan Hunter, the only candidate who has the history and currently fighting the illegals and all that goes with it.
Now they whine and try to dig up some third party hack.
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